Ireland's FM: NI policewoman's death 'devastating news'

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have expressed their sympathy, after Pc Philippa Reynolds was killed when her patrol car was struck by a stole 4x4.

In a joint statement, the ministers said:

This is devastating news and we want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Police Officer's family, friends and colleagues.

We wish her two police officer colleagues a speedy and full recovery. Officers in the PSNI put their lives at risk on a daily basis to serve and protect our community and we are all truly grateful for their dedicated service.

Those who commit a crime such as vehicle theft must realise their actions can have serious consequences. We urge anyone with information to go to the police.

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Arrests over officer crash death

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old policewoman who was killed in a road crash involving a stolen car. The officer died in a road crash involving a suspected stolen vehicle in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.